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    Best Roof Rack for Aero Crossbars?

    Hey guys, I'm looking for a bike rack that will fit on my oem aero crossbars. This will be going on a 12-13 Subaru Impreza. So far I've looked at the Yakima Frontloader, Highroller, Forklift and Raptor Aero. I want to keep it at 150 or under, though I can push farther up a bit. Really though what I need is a bike rack that is secure and preferably does not contact the frame, (though it can if its well made). I've had a lot of experiences with bike racks (including Saris) rubbing off the bike finish, and I'd rather avoid that in the future. Do you guys have any recommendations?

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    I have a Yakima Highroller on my Subaru XV Crosstrek (same as Impreza). I purchased the Yakima mighty mounts and it fits perfectly. It grabs the front wheel so it has no contact with anything but the wheel. I tested it with a 1500 mile drive and it was great. Here is a pic with my Stumpy FSR:


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    Yakima Frontloader and Forklift are design to workk with virtually any OEM crossbar and dont require adaptor such as the Might Mounts.

    Personnaly i prefer fork mounted rack ( better aerodynamic and look cooler ) but you have to store the removed wheel somewhere. If you prefer to leave your bike in 1 piece the frontloader is also a good rack.

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    I love my ROCKY MOUNT TIE ROD, cost me $119 and another $10 for lock cores. It will fit any factory crossbar made. It has a very beefy skewer and as previosly noted, it locks. You can actually order them in many different colors. They are SWEET

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    +1 for the rockymount Tie Rod. I bought mine at REI so I paid $120 for it after using my 20% off coupon. I'll be buying another one soon! I had to get an adapter for my through-axel fork, but other than that it holds it super solid - and like rsb201 said, they come in some pretty cool colors!

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